COVID-19 Patient Resources

HRS is providing resources for heart rhythm care professionals to share with their patients. There will be updates to this page as more resources become available. HRS does not endorse the information provided by these third parties and does not receive support to share these resources.

CDC Website

This site provides patients with clear information regarding prevention and what to do if they are feeling sick. The “Self-checker” allows patients to input their location and symptoms.  They are then given guidance about seeking care, how to isolate, and what to do in case of emergency.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

WHO Website

This site is very comprehensive and provides worldwide data about coronavirus.  The Public Advice section is very helpful, especially the Mythbusters and mask information.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Johns Hopkins COVID Resource Website

This site has the link to the JHU tracking map that the media often refers to.  It also has a good “COVID-19 Basics” link as well as articles discussing the political and policy implications of COVID-19.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

Stop AFib

This site answers questions specifically for patients with Afib.  There is a list of questions related to cardiovascular risk and COVID-19.  This is a site that many patients may find on their own and is helpful because it provides links to associations such as ACC and AHA as well as governmental organizations such as the CDC and WHO. 

https://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/671/

A Credible Meds post about antiviral medications and QT monitoring

This site is considered to be one of the best for providing information about QT prolonging medications and their clinical risk.   Given that several investigational therapies for COVID-19 have the potential to prolong the QT interval, all medications of a COVID-19 patient should be screened for additional QT prolongation potential.

https://www.crediblemeds.org/blog/covid-19-experimental-therapies-and-tdp-risk/

Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A)

A-A is a coalition of charities, including AF Association, patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups and allied professionals. Although these groups remain independent, they work together under the A-A umbrella to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. Resources on COVID-19 are available on the website.

https://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/us/news/coronavirus-information-us